High school football coaches would be wise to keep an athletic trainer they trust on staff.

Source: The Buffalo News

An Amherst (N.Y.) orthopedist made the case in a recent story in The Buffalo News that an athletic trainer can actually be more important to an athlete’s recovery than a surgeon.

The rationale is that a trainer typically works with an athlete several times a week during the recovery while a physician may only see a patient every six weeks after surgery.

That is why high school football coaches would be wise to keep an athletic trainer they trust on staff.

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